Madefire Heats Up With $6.5 Million

Madefire has closed a $6.5 million Series B funding round led by Plus Capital along with celebrities including actor Kevin Spacey and singer Drake. Existing investors and new strategic investors also include True Ventures, Big Loud Capital, Anthem Ventures and Framestore Ventures.

Madefire has set a new standard in digital comics and books with the launch of the Madefire app and Motion Book format. The award-winning Madefire app is the #1 featured and best-rated app in Apple’s App Store Books category.

The company has also launched an app for Apple TV and also Samsung’s Gear Virtual Reality device powered by Oculus.

“Comics are such a powerful storytelling format. People learn to read through comics; people are transported to other worlds through comics. Comics are words-and-pictures, perfect for storytelling in virtual reality,” said Ben Wolstenholme, CEO & Co-Founder of Madefire. “It’s a new era — Madefire’s launch today with Oculus — and announcing our investment from world-class investors and creators like Plus Capital, True Ventures, Kevin Spacey, Drake, and Framestore supports our mission to be where the myths of the 21st Century are created.”

Madefire was founded in 2011 and based in New York.